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Red's Savoy Pizza - Uptown Minneapolis

bob s Jun 11, 2009 05:29 AM

FYI, Red's Savoy has opened in the old Galooney's space at 24th and Hennepin on Tuesday. I have never had their pizza, but know that there are some admirers of it on the board.

(I still haven't had their pizza. I stopped in for a slice, but they don't sell them. RIP Galooney's.)

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  1. bob s Jun 11, 2009 05:32 AM

    Places link:

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    Red's Savoy Pizza
    2329 Hennepin Avenue South, Minneapolis, MN 55405

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      pgokey Jun 11, 2009 05:42 AM

      Galooney's will be missed. I loved getting their pizza with garlic and feta on it - pungency at its best.

      1. The Dairy Queen Jun 11, 2009 07:14 AM

        I'm intrigued to see how this plays out in Uptown. Somehow, Red's Savoy seems inherently St. Paul'ish to me.

        ~TDQ

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          faith Jun 11, 2009 09:54 AM

          In my opinion it is a bad move not to sell slices, at least for a while so people can check out the quality.

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            bob s Jun 11, 2009 11:29 AM

            In their defense, they said they were selling "mini-pizzas" for $5-6. Not the same as a slice, though.

            All of the slices in the Uptown area seem to be disappearing, save Soho Pizza on Hennepin between 25 1/2 street and 26th Street. It's not one of my favorites. Any pizza-by-the-slice places that I'm missing in the Lyn/Lake - Uptown are?

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              faith Jun 11, 2009 01:12 PM

              Whole Foods Calhoun has them.

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                churchka Jun 11, 2009 07:30 PM

                Uptown Pizza has them. Lake and Grand. We really like their pizza.

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                  bob s Jun 12, 2009 09:40 AM

                  Thanks! They're just beyond my normal circle of pizza consciousness - Dulono's is on the boundary - but I will seek them out.

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                    kevin47 Jun 12, 2009 09:46 AM

                    I'd second Uptown pizza. I've enjoyed their gyro pizza since I was young.

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                babaoriley7 Jun 12, 2009 04:01 PM

                Probably due to the "up-scaling" of Uptown.

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                foreverhungry Jun 11, 2009 01:58 PM

                So sad that Galooney's is gone. Personally, I'm not a fan of Red's Savoy. I'm not sure what the attraction is. Galooney's was one of my favorites in the Twin Cities; to be replaced by Red's Savoy is, in my opinion, adding salt to the wound.

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                  Jordan Jun 11, 2009 02:54 PM

                  I wonder how Red's will work in that place. Will they board up the windows, import some grumpy old seventysomething waitresses, and occasionally crash a car into the storefront? That should capture the ambience.

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